Mr. Walter Möhren founded POLI-TAPE Klebefolien GmbH on 17th June 1993.
Initially, the company's operational focus was on the development of specialist adhesive tapes and on the structured establishment of an efficient sales organisation. During the start-up phase, the products were manufactured on a contracted job order basis.
Expansion of the Company’s Slitting Capacity
Investment in new and modern rewinding/slitting equipment.
Start-up of a Coating Line
Installation of high bay warehouse.
Establishment of an laboratory for continuous quality controls.
Rapid success and solid growth enabled POLI-TAPE in 1997 to start up a coating line and thus to lay the foundation for the subsequent in-house production of adhesive films. Continuous, extensive investments in specialist technology and capacity expansion, established the basis for further sales growth.
Foundation of POLI-TAPE USA Inc.
An important step towards the company's international orientation was taken in 2001 with the foundation of POLI-TAPE USA Inc. in Jacksonville (Florida).
Investment in a Converting and fully automated Slitting machine
Fully automated system implemented for adhesive tape converting and slitting.
Manufacturing of Textile Transfer films
Foundation of POLI-TAPE Italia S.r.l.
In July 2006, POLI-TAPE Italia S.r.l. (Brescia) was founded. This provided POLI-TAPE with the technical resources required for the in-house production and converting of transfer films for its core business Textile Graphics.
Construction of new Administration building
Start-up of the second coating line in Remagen
Acquisition of KEMICA S.p.a., Italy
2009 was a year of expansion for the POLI-TAPE Group. The construction of the new administrative building in Remagen was the basis for the broadening of the sales organisation.
In addition to the positive effect on sales, the Laboratory could benefit from this expansion of urgently required space due to the ongoing increase of the Laboratory capacity. The laboratory in Remagen is equipped with the latest development and analysis technology. As a result, the entire group's product development operations are done at the Remagen site, which further enhances POLI-TAPE's innovative strength.
In 2009 additional investments were made in the production technology. The second coating line in Remagen not only increased the production capacity, it offered advanced variegated technical possibilities so that a wider range of products could be manufactured.
The acquisition of the Sign & Digital division of KEMICA S.p.a. Italy on 1st of March 2009 has further improved the POLI-TAPE Group's international competitive strength. The production facility which has been taken over is in Savogna D'Isonzo (Gorizia). Business operations will be incorporated in the newly founded KEMICA S.r.l. Dispersion and solvent based adhesive can be coated at the production site in Savogna E’Isonzo.
Plant expansion with a floor space of 9.000m².
Two new coating lines, converting and packing machines go into operation.
After a major investment in 2011, a building with floor space of 9.000 m² for coating, converting and warehouse purposes as well as two new coating lines were put into operation.
The plant extension comprises of two new coating lines suitable for processing dispersion and solvent adhesive and for the siliconisation of paper liners. In addition a fully automated, robot supported converting and packing machine will go into operation.
ACQUISITION FLOCK DIVISION
POLI-TAPE acquired the complete Flock division, including the production line, know- how and composition formulation from CHT R. Beitlich GmbH in September 2013. The Flock production in the new Flock plant in Remagen was launched early March 2014.
Construction of a new Administration building
Expansion of warehouse capacity for raw and semi-finished goods
Due to the continuous increase in sales, a new administration building for Production planning, IT and Purchasing was built in 2014. In the course of construction, a large training center for customer training and product workshops was created. The training center with a joined catering area is available to customers for one or several day seminars and can ideally be combined with a company tour.
The warehouse logistics was expanded by 2.500 m². The new warehouse for raw and semi-finished goods is partially air conditioned for heat sensitive raw material.
The Remagen facility has a usable area for coating, converting and warehouse logistics of more than 17.000 m² after this expansion.
Demise of the founder
Fully automated converting and packing machines in the Textile Graphics area
The company founder Mr. Walter Möhren died unexpectedly on the 13th December 2016 at the age of only 65 years old.
He created an innovative and excellent company during the last 25 years due to his entrepreneurial skills.
A fully automated converting machine for Textile Graphics was put into operation end of 2016. The unit is equipped with a modern camera system for the optical error control and therefore new quality standards have been achieved. Secondly, a new packing conveyor line was installed to pack, label and pallet the rolls securely.
Launch of Glitter Production
The beginning of 2017, a coating line for the in house production of Glitter films for Textile application was implemented. This is another step in the growth of the core business Textile Graphics and an extension of the high refinement depth.